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My penis blew its top

 

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Admired her and found out she is getting basal pups.

Pollinated also...

 

 

 

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Wow congrats those pink flowers are absolutely beautiful!

Thecactus itself looks amazing as well, what genetics is this one from?

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Stunning, what did you pollinate it with ?

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Looks like another colourful scop hybrid.

 

:):):)

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Bought her as echinopsis red flower x pachanoi in 2016 and there is no backgroubd info from the breeder.

Pollinated with subdenudata varigated and a trichomix consisting offlying saucer, camarquensis and other echinopsis.

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Soaking some seeds from my first hybrid seed pod of the year... three different Genus mixed up in this bad girlseedpodharvested7.thumb.jpg.12cf2b4a0fb51c9d0e7d57d475f30113.jpg

 

 

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Cut up a batch of 100 + Trichocereus/Echinopsis grown out from seed and a few named cultivars 14HightoMid.thumb.jpg.4ea3b58e6601a28c177b4a073f5029fc.jpg 14MidtoLow.thumb.jpg.3708f9212dcfe1466ee51915a798d408.jpg80extra.thumb.jpg.9ba9063c1c00eb1e3796b030ce3780f0.jpg

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On 7/13/2018 at 9:48 PM, Elrik said:

Finally tried my hand at single-node Pereskiopsis propagation.

If this works reasonably well the next batch will be quite a bit larger.

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A month later, one has put up a shoot :lol:

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The current round of clones is being made with 3 times the length of stem and planted vertically. They'll probably grow 3 times as fast.

I just got a Pereskiopsis aquosa clone, though, and I may try the single node cloning again with it so it can catch up to my P. spathulata numbers.

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Harvested a patch today, about a dozen 30cm cuts + a couple of larger tips for potting up. 

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Planted some T.Peruvian seeds! I will make a thread with updates if they grow haha. Wish me luck ;)

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Waiting for this to ripen. What's the average time between pollination and the fruit being ready?

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Trying to decide whether to hack off these offsets or wait until end of season. Thick boi

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7 hours ago, Gimli said:

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Waiting for this to ripen. What's the average time between pollination and the fruit being ready?

Nice fruit man, I'd say about a month - month & a half between flower and fruit usually.

 

Got this double fruiting today on my semi cristate:

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One of my friends needed to be repotted. She had definitely outgrown the pot, roots spreading through the bottom and all. Nothing a few taps with the hammer couldn't solve.

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On 8/27/2018 at 3:45 AM, Average Joe said:

One of my friends needed to be repotted. She had definitely outgrown the pot, roots spreading through the bottom and all. Nothing a few taps with the hammer couldn't solve.

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Nice rich soil you have there Average Joe. I see you believe in rich soil for your Trichocereus as do I. 

 

As for me, I grafted a bunch of hybrid babies6.thumb.jpg.3be542eaf9195508ddbb9073c5ce704b.jpg today after I found a caterpillar eating some of my newly grafted seedlings. Check out the hole on the side of this cacti...5b88984b824f5_ateeatalien.thumb.jpg.aa1aa69bab957e6429484a04364f3ff5.jpg

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On 8/25/2018 at 1:21 PM, MeanGreen said:

Nice fruit man, I'd say about a month - month & a half between flower and fruit usually.

 

Got this double fruiting today on my semi cristate:

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Looks like you are going to have some potentially very nice babies to graft and soon... what I wouldn't do to be a fly in your green house Mean Green.

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10 minutes ago, Inyan said:

 

Nice rich soil you have there Average Joe. I see you believe in rich soil for your Trichocereus as do I. 

 

As for me, I grafted a bunch of hybrid babies6.thumb.jpg.3be542eaf9195508ddbb9073c5ce704b.jpg today after I found a caterpillar eating some of my newly grafted seedlings. Check out the hole on the side of this cacti...5b88984b824f5_ateeatalien.thumb.jpg.aa1aa69bab957e6429484a04364f3ff5.jpg

 

I've never understood the whole "it comes from shitty soils so lets just leave it as such" in cultivation. Just because it grows in said shit soil doesn't mean it's the best.

I feed the shit out of my trichs and have them in pretty nutrient and organic rich soils and they love it. Crazy not too really..

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1 hour ago, Inyan said:

 

Nice rich soil you have there Average Joe. I see you believe in rich soil for your Trichocereus as do I. 

 

As for me, I grafted a bunch of hybrid babies6.thumb.jpg.3be542eaf9195508ddbb9073c5ce704b.jpg today after I found a caterpillar eating some of my newly grafted seedlings. Check out the hole on the side of this cacti...5b88984b824f5_ateeatalien.thumb.jpg.aa1aa69bab957e6429484a04364f3ff5.jpg

 

I like to give them a nice rich soil. I would assume this delays flowering in some cases but promotes a more rapid/consistent growth??? would love to hear if anyone has a similar philosophy

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7 hours ago, Average Joe said:

 

I like to give them a nice rich soil. I would assume this delays flowering in some cases but promotes a more rapid/consistent growth??? would love to hear if anyone has a similar philosophy

 

I've always kept my Trichocereus in very rich soil, watered them heavily, and fertilized heavily as well. An example of the fertilizer I use for my cacti... rich in organic and inorganic fertilizersfertilizersoak7.thumb.jpg.9914b571aecfb8baa9a5cb981d78da80.jpg. For nice thick growth on your prized Trichocereus specimens you will want a rich soil and a healthy dose of fertilizer. If the soil can drain or dry out within a few days at most that will help your roots to develop and grow as well. Trichocereus grown in a bog system tend to have underdeveloped roots as compared to those that aren't.

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@Gimli and @Inyan what fertilizer do you recommend?  Many of my cuts are awaiting roots and are in a mix of sand and barky looking cacti potting mix. Should i transfer them to a richer soil once things warm up/ root up?  If so, do you have a soil mix recipe?

 

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My big ground patch that I've been meaning to do is bulk soil coming from a company local to me, mix of composts, coarse river sand, manure with added minerals and trace elements. I have also found that of all the pre-made soils you can buy in bags, Baileys Premium (red bags) is the best if you're lazy (and growing in pots)

 

As far as ferts go, I feed whatever I have. Blood and Bone, compost tea, even hydro nutes (like GTs Complete Focus or anything Canna (tis good shit)

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7 hours ago, Humbolt said:

@Gimli and @Inyan what fertilizer do you recommend?  Many of my cuts are awaiting roots and are in a mix of sand and barky looking cacti potting mix. Should i transfer them to a richer soil once things warm up/ root up?  If so, do you have a soil mix recipe?

 

 

Bark has no value to me for a potting mix as it actually pulls nutrients out of the soil. As a top dressing bark is fine. The more bark you have in your soil the more you will want to fertilize.

 

7 hours ago, Gimli said:

My big ground patch that I've been meaning to do is bulk soil coming from a company local to me, mix of composts, coarse river sand, manure with added minerals and trace elements. I have also found that of all the pre-made soils you can buy in bags, Baileys Premium (red bags) is the best if you're lazy (and growing in pots)

 

As far as ferts go, I feed whatever I have. Blood and Bone, compost tea, even hydro nutes (like GTs Complete Focus or anything Canna (tis good shit)

 

Like Gimli, I often use pre-made soils.

 

Like Gimli, I like to add bone and blood meal to my cacti soils. With an emphasis on the bone meal rather than the blood meal if I'm going to skimp on one. I've used cow manure, bat guano, and even buckets full of chicken manure scooped out of my own chicken coops for my cacti. Most people tend to underfeed rather than overfeed their Trichocereus. The same thing goes for watering in the warmer months. Keep your Trichocereus in full sun and in warm soil and your going to experience some phenomenal nice thick growth. 

 

Especially when I don't have the time to make up my own soils. I've used Miracle Grow soils for Trichocereus, bags of black cow (composted cow manure), etc. Just about any moderate to high quality garden soil for potted plants will work great for most Trichocereus. Now, with that being said, If you've ever grown Tomatoes or Brugmansia... feed and water your Trichocereus like you would a Brugmansia or a Tomato plant during the hot summer months and you will be very happy with your results. If your unsure of how much to add or whether your doing more harm than good, plant a Brugmansia with your Trichocereus and as long as your Brugmansia is lush and green you can be sure your Trichocereus is going to flourish. The best part about that... your Brugmansia can be made to go dormant just like your Trichocereus when winter comes if that is your practice. With that being said... fish emulsion and blood meal, both of which I frequently use mixed in with inorganic fertilizers... are major animal attractors. So, use with caution depending on where you live.

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And today... two new mutant2.thumb.jpg.1a8aba90e0e96703b3a0248f16c39d57.jpgmutant1.thumb.jpg.e40cce2cb78e5bd33022696b0985f92e.jpgmutants discovered while preparing to graft5b8b0e5e5e882_readyforgrafting.thumb.jpg.c37d2dd06253c6a59fb9c653d6b3f0ec.jpg

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Graft made today7sept18graft.thumb.jpg.31a7131c3a1405a0baa7a4bd6b4c88ab.jpg Caterpillar buffet again.... looking like caterpillars are eating my babies every day now for a few days...caterpillarbuffet7Sept18.thumb.jpg.87d4b2113ec68093b616bac1255b5195.jpgAnother hybrid....hybrid1.thumb.jpg.fc35aaa7ea3f112dae3e0ae48a30c419.jpg and this little one... not grafted7Sept18_4.thumb.jpg.1fdcd3a12c9ee485fab96bc7f1885a5e.jpg

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